Sit Back & Relax
Dental anxiety shouldn’t prevent you from getting comprehensive oral care. Our compassionate and genuine dental team is here to help put your worries aside, and one of the ways we achieve this is through conscious sedation dentistry.
Conscious sedation manages the discomfort and anxiety you might feel from seeing the dentist while keeping you awake and responsive for your appointment. So sit back and relax—the team at Symmetry Dental is ready to help you.
Understanding Dental Anxiety
Nearly 50% of Canadians have avoided the dentist in the past due to anxiety, which can stem from upsetting experiences, oral surgeries, past orthodontic work, and more.
Anxiety can present itself as sweating, shaking, nausea, increased heart rate, or agitation. If you struggle with dental anxiety, be sure to let our team know and we will work diligently to ensure your experience is as relaxing and comfortable as possible.
We completely understand that seeing the dentist can be stressful for some, but we are here to support your oral health and wellness. To help, we may recommend a conscious sedative to ease your anxiety while we continue with your appointment.
Our Sedative Options
Sedation can come in many different forms, but we will discuss the best options for you based on several factors. The type of sedative you take can vary depending on your age, weight, and previous health history.
Before taking a sedative, we may ask you to avoid alcohol for 24 hours and follow certain instructions on eating or drinking. After taking the sedative, we may ask you to avoid driving or operating machinery and avoid exercising.
We will discuss all of these expectations with you prior to your appointment.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a sedative you inhale through a mask before starting your appointment. Nitrous oxide will keep you conscious, but it can help manage fidgeting, gagging, and even pain you may experience during your appointment.
Nitrous oxide may also be used to keep children calm and comfortable during their dental appointments.
Oral sedatives can be more powerful than nitrous oxide, but they serve the same purpose: to keep you relaxed yet responsive. We may recommend an oral sedative if you have an extreme case of dental anxiety.
Because oral sedatives may take longer to wear off, we will likely suggest arranging a ride to and from your appointment.
A Comfortable Experience Awaits
Take charge of your dental anxiety and get the oral care you deserve. Our team will be happy to discuss our sedative options and whether they are right for you or your family members. Book your appointment today!
Ready to See How We Can Help?
Call our friendly team and make an appointment today. We’d love to meet you.
Where to Park?
We are located in Southland Court. There is ample parking in the lot on the east side of the building. It is easily accessible by C-Train should you prefer transit.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Can not say enough about how amazing the staff is at the office. I fell down some steps smashing my front teeth out. Since the accident I have been very well taken care off. Dr Adatia is not only and amazing dentist but an amazing person. I would wholeheartedly recommend this dental office to anyone.
The Symmetry Dental team is genuinely interested in your well being and is connected to you as a patient not just a ‘number on file’. Dr. Adatia is very thorough and works hard for the long term success of patient issues. Very pleasant environment and they stand behind their work.
Dr. Adatia and her staff are the greatest. I always feel comfortable with her which really says a lot for me. I have had terrible experiences as a youngster and because of that I was always very nervous in a dentists office. The staff in the front office always make me feel welcome and comfortable and then it just continues with Dr. Adatia and all her professional staff.
I suffered from “Dentist – phobia” and I’m happy to say that those days are over. Dentistry has come a long way !! Thank you Dr. Adatia and all the staff.
As I walk in to the reception area, I am always greeted by name and given a big smile. I am treated like I am coming to visit a friend. It really is a pleasure to come for my dentist appointment. I recommend Symmetry dental to everyone!
I’m not sure I would usually use the words amazing about a dentist. But I’m about to. Everyone at Symmetry Dental is AMAZING! EVERYONE! They make you feel like family. At this dentist I feel important, cared for, and like I’m getting the best dentist care in the world. I didn’t expect to write something like this in regards to a dentist and the staff, but it’s so true. I would say they’re the best of the best and I’m thankful to have found them.
Excellent, professional staff. Very happy that I came upon their ad. Would highly recommend this Dental office.